2009-04-09 / News

Garden club holds first meeting of the year

Quononoquott Garden Club will have its first meeting of 2009 at St. Matthew's Parish Hall on Monday, April 13, beginning with a business meeting at 1 p.m.

The program will start at 2 p.m. and will feature Carolyn Armington, past club president and master gardener, whose talk is relevant to the club's theme of being "green."

Her discussion will include native plants, which are suited to the climate, usually require less water than non-native and attract birds, hummingbirds and butterflies.

President Jill Meyer will focus on two important upcoming fundraisers during the business meeting: the May plant sale and June garden tour, "Island Treasures."

The annual plant sale will be held, Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at East Ferry. The garden tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Club members will be on hand to sell hundreds of plants at the spring sale and will be hostesses at each of the unique gardens on the tour. Proceeds from both events fund civic beautification projects.

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